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RATINGS: 865   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Brewmaster Mark Carpenter’s unique recipe for Brekle’s Brown—a tip of the hat to our first brewmaster—looks to both the past and the future.
Mark’s special blend of roasted malts, inspired by the all-malt brown ales in Anchor’s brewing archives, gives Brekle’s Brown its coppery brown color and its unusual depth of flavor—richness and complexity without heaviness.
For brewing and dry hopping, Mark has chosen a single, American hop variety called Citra. The subtly entrancing flavors and aromas of this distinctive new hop perfectly complement the unique maltiness of Brekle’s Brown.
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2514) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Clear ruby-brown with a modest khaki head. Aroma of toast, nuts, grass, and cocoa. The taste is malty and a little sweet, with a mild finishing bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (508) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
Pours a deep brown colour with a nice ruby tint and small beige head. Aroma is of toasted grains and brown sugar, as well as a slight nutty undertone. Taste is fairly sweet for a brown ale with a noticeable dryness to it also. Medium body, soft carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Overall a pretty solid brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly reddish brown, with a nice tan head. Malty caramel aroma. Reasonably complex flavor, with brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruit malt notes, and grassy, slightly citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is pleasant but slightly thin. A nice brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2276) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
12 oz single from "Lifesource". Salem. $1.59 Slightly hazed,hazelnut brown beer with a large frothy creme coloured head. Simple English style malt aromas..hay,caramel and nuts Very English style taste..mostly caramel,nutty malts..some small sense of grassy hop..but overall malty Ok palate on this one..gets a little watery near the end..but thats totally within style. I gave this more overall than my other scores suggest because this ggot the trad brown ale down to a tee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with a substantial lasting head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is well balanced between the toasted malts and the hops making this a very drinkable brown ale. Hopefully more brewers will experiment with this Citra hop. This beer would pair well with roasted chicken or beef.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LomYst (775) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2012
dark and hoppy, nice and unexpected combo... first come the fruity hops, later on roasted malts and a bit chocolat and a bit coffey and hints of bread... bitter and a bit sweet with a medium long bitter finish, milky texture... a bit to light

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1969) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Aroma of molasses, almonds, citrus hops and chocolate. Appearance is dark brown with substantial tan head. Flavor is malt forward with a light citrus presence throughout; the finish is slightly sweet and citrusy. Palate is creamy. Another well crafted Anchor beer, and a pretty good brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5171) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2012
Dark brown, solid creamy tan head. Caramel, pine tree, some fresh herbal notes, cherry, nutty. Very nice. Smooth body, developing nicely in the mouth. Pleasant roasted taste, light bitter. Unfortunately there?s also a medicinal dry taste throughout. Citrus hops? And the body is quite thin. At only 6% the alcohol is quite noticable. Decent brew, not blown by it though. (33cl bottle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3952) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
This is a pretty chestnut brown with a white head of many sized bubbles. Very mild aroma with a nutty flavor that’s a tad too sweet with an unfortunate metallic twinge. This is a drinkable beer for sure but a flawed one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aroma seems to have more hop then toasted/chocolate notes. Flavor is much the same, also has an undesired fruity type ester I’m just not into. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, just doesn’t strike me as a really good brown ale, I’d prefer less hop flavor in this one.

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